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Somerset County man charged with child pornography

HILLSBOROUGH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Somerset County) – A Somerset County man was charged in relation to possessing and distributing child pornography in Hillsborough Township, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Annmarie Taggart.

According to Taggart, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notified the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office of an apparent upload of images of child pornography. An investigation was thereafter initiated by the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Special Investigations/Computer Crimes Unit.

The investigation revealed that Gary J. Babey, 60, of Hillsborough Township was suspected of sending numerous images of child sexual abuse material to another individual, Taggart said.

As a result of this investigation, Babey was arrested  on May 2 at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with second-degree distribution of child pornography, and third-degree possession of child pornography. He was then lodged in the Somerset County Jail where he will remain pending a detention hearing, Taggart said.

Anyone with information relating to this investigation to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Special Investigations/Computer Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Hillsborough Township Police Department at 908-369-4323 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports, and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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